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2008-10-10 18:00:09

LEISURE centres are offering events for the over 50s this month to celebrate an Older People's Festival. Temple Park Centre, South Shields, has swimming and gym sessions for just pounds 1 in October. Hebburn swimming pool is also offering swimming and gym classes as well as aquafit sessions. The activities at Monkton Stadium include gym and a Bodyblast fitness class. Coun Tracey Dixon, South Tyneside's lead member for culture and well-being, said: "We have a range of discounted...

2008-10-04 18:00:06

By KAY WILSON SCHOOLCHILDREN aged from seven to 16 are being encouraged to take photos of science and nature in the North East in a Newcastle Science City photography competition. The competition aims to make students think about the science in the photograph they have taken and briefly describe it, to win a first class digital camera and a trip for their whole class to Centre for Life's Lifelab. There are two of these prizes: one for Key Stages 1 and 2 and one for Key Stages 2 and 3...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter. Work has already started on installing miles of underground fibre optic cables right across the 21-hectare site so the system can be up and running by early next spring. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-09-29 18:00:40

A NEW sexual health centre will open on Tyneside at the beginning of next year. Newcastle Primary Care and North Tyneside Trust (PCT), in partnership with NNT Lift Co, has announced it has found a site for a multi-million-pound sexual health centre. Work has already started on premises at New Croft House, Market Street, near the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and it is planned the centre will be running by next year. It will be the base for two services located on the site of...

2008-09-29 18:00:31

A CENTRE celebrating the North East's mining history has officially opened. Thirteen years after the closure of Durham Coalfield's last working mine, Wearmouth Colliery, the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (Neemarc) was launched on the same site. The day-long event on Saturday featured talks and displays at Sunderland Football Club's Stadium of Light, which was built on the former colliery site. Centre chairman, Dr Stuart Howard, said: "For more than 400 years...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Tony Henderson THE Duke of Northumberland will today lead the centenary celebrations of a building tucked away in a picturesque bay on the North East coast. But Newcastle University's Dove Marine Laboratory, originally set up in 1908 to study over-fishing, has never been more vital at a time when the potential of the seas to provide solutions to the major issues facing mankind is being increasingly recognised. The Dove, at Cullercoats in North Tyneside, is an internationally-...

2008-09-29 06:00:26

AN archive celebrating the region?s rich seam of mining history has opened. The North-East England Mining Archive and Research Centre was launched on Saturday on the site of the Durham Coalfield?s last colliery, which closed 13 years ago. The day-long event featured talks and displays at Sunderland Football Club?s Stadium of Light, which was built on the site of Wearmouth Colliery, the coalfield?s last mine. The centre, helped by academics, researchers and archivists at Sunderland...

2008-09-23 18:00:37

THE battle over plans for a Tesco superstore on a hospital site stepped up a gear yesterday when protesters handed over 350 objection letters and a 300-signature petition. The Stop Fenham Tesco campaign presented the objections to Newcastle City Council. Their concerns centre on plans for a 24-hour superstore, petrol station, research centre, business quarter and walk-in health centre on the Newcastle General Hospital site. The campaign group claims the scale and nature of the...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

By Viv Hardwick THE Teesside debut of Geordie playwrights Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood is going to give them and ION productions pause for thought. A well-chosen setting of the venue?s smaller Studio Theatre didn?t attract enough of an opening night audience to buy even one of the excellent fourstrong cast a sushi spread. With audience participation playing an important part in the proceedings of this work, which was destined to be a BBC Radio 4 play, I found myself being urged to assist the...

2008-09-21 18:00:18

DAVE STEWART has given his backing to a movie about a North East music promoter. The Sunderland-born Eurythmics star has agreed to be musical consultant on The Promoter's Tale, a story based on the life of Wear side promoter Geoff Docherty. During the 1960s and 1970s Geoff brought some of the world's top bands to the now-defunct Bay Hotel and Locarno Hotel in Sunderland, and to Newcastle's City Hall and Mayfair. The story of how he persuaded bands such as Pink Floyd, The Who and Led...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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